On February 4, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a prior decision by the Federal Court of Claims that the United States Postal Service (USPS) should pay $573,000 to Vermont sculptor, Frank Gaylord (Barre, VT), for the USPS’s infringement of his soldier sculptures in formation that constituting part of the Korean War Veterans Memorial. USPS put a portion of the monument on a postage stamp without Mr. Gaylord’s permission and profited mightily ($30.2 million in revenue) in doing so, but didn’t want to pay anything or very little (less than $5,000) to license the work. Further details of the case can be found here.
I'm often asked whether there is a a significant amount of innovation occurring in Vermont aside from IBM (enough to warrant my existence as patent attorney, I guess). Fortunately, the Agency of Commerce & Community Development has put together … [Continue reading]
If you're a cycling enthusiast (as I am), its always interesting to see what is on the horizon for new products (or the next gimmick). Along those lines, a (semi) recently published patent from Reynold's Cycling addresses issues with asymmetrical … [Continue reading]